Now that it’s finally been established that Apple wants to be a combination of Nathan Myhrvold and that face-sucking vampire squid Goldman Sachs by taking a 30% cut of all periodicals and books sold via an iOS device, the next move by Apple is clear.
No more totally free software for iOS.
Hey, Apple kicked out the free digital editions of print publications in Europe.
What’s next is that any software offered for free in the App Store must have iAd built into it so Apple can make some coin from it.
All of you asshats who think what Apple is doing is somehow “fair” or “right,” I want you to be transported to that alternative universe where you have to buy a TV for each television station you want to watch. You want to watch ESPN? Buy the ESPN TV. Want HBO? You have to buy the HBO TV also. Why not? It’s ESPN’s and HBO’s software — shouldn’t it be available only on their hardware? Do any of you really think a scheme like that makes any sense?
The iPad is a damned device, like a TV. Like a radio. It’s not a colony by Imperial Apple.
Apple had better grow the hell up. It’s acting like a greedy child.
And governments around the world better start hauling its face-sucking vampire squid ass into court for monopolistic practices and restraint of trade ASAP.